Has anyone used violin apps?

December 29, 2020, 3:10 AM · I've been working hard on practising more and improving my technique and commitment. In the past, I've used mobile apps a lot for my personal hobbies such as working out - and I've found them very useful.

Does anyone have experience or opinions on apps such as
* Trala
* Myongaku
* Andante
* Modacity
* Any others I've missed

I'm really looking for something that tracks my practice and helps me get the most out of each session.

Would love to hear your personal experience.

Replies (5)

December 29, 2020, 4:00 AM · Personally, I've found that the 'app' that works best for me, both on piano and violin is a notebook + a pencil. If I take my phone with me into the same room where I'm going to study, I end up getting very distracted. I strongly suggest that.

But I know that I tend to be very sensitive to external stimuli, so apps may work for you... while they don't work for me. You never know until you try.

December 29, 2020, 4:31 AM · I've been using one called Functional Ear Trainer, to try and improve my intonation. I can't tell if it's working yet. :D
Edited: December 29, 2020, 6:01 AM · For me a notebook is best, I just get too distracted by technology when I'm practicing. I do record myself periodically on my laptop with Audacity but that's about it.
December 29, 2020, 10:20 AM · My son has been using Andante. He's not really big on either technological or non-technological methods to help practicing, so he doesn't use all of its functionality. But it works really well for what he needs -- timing and notating what he has practiced, reminders, goals, etc. It's simple and not overly complicated like a lot of the others.
December 29, 2020, 11:06 AM · I've been using Modacity.

It looks like Andante is by v.com poster Miles Stark (I can't recall his v.com username right now), who I recall had a dilemma whether he should go into computer science or be a performance major. Looks like he found a nice way to reconcile the two.

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